Business digest: Businesses to be notified of credits

Businesses to be notified of credits The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending postcards to 25,709 New Mexico businesses this week to notify them of benefits of small business health insurance tax credits. Tax credits of 25 percent of premium costs will be available for small businesses that purchase health insurance for employees if there […]

New Mexico businesses to be notified of health insurance tax credits

Washington, DC – This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin sending postcards to 25,709 businesses in New Mexico to notify them of the benefits of the small business health insurance tax credit, which was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March. View the postcard. “Small businesses […]

VA official stresses mental health screenings

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Close collaboration between Defense and Veterans Affairs department officials, plus proactive military screening policies are helping to identify and treat mental-health issues in returning combat veterans before they escalate into more serious, long-term problems, said the Veteran Affairs secretary. Secretary Eric K. Shinseki credited Defense Secretary […]

Alltech appoints Clovis office manager

CNJ staff Alltech has appointed Joelle Gensert as an office manager for its Clovis operations. She will be responsible for providing administrative support to regional managers and marketing coordinators. The animal health and nutrition company has a 240-acre site in Clovis, which includes a new sales office, warehouse, laboratory and production facility. The facility produces […]

County commission to introduce health, safety ordinance

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission plans to introduce a health and safety ordinance during its May 4 meeting the Clovis-Carver Library’s north annex. As drafted by the county’s land use committee, the ordinance addresses health and safety issues in the unincorporated areas of Curry County. County Manager Lance Pyle said in a release that […]

Prepare to pay higher costs for health care

Freedom New Mexico Proponents of the recently passed health care bill often stated that the United States should have universal health care “like Canada,” “like Europe,” “like other advanced nations.” Opponents were quick to point out that like all those other nations, nationalized health care in this country would lead to long waits and worse […]

Health reform protects military benefits

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Republican lawmakers raised the specter of military families and survivors of veterans seeing health care costs rise as a result of the national health reform law that President Obama signed March 23. But the threat was never more than a notion and it is fading away. That’s the consensus among […]

Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Health reform could boost drug trade rings

Freedom New Mexico If the new health care law leads to long waits and deteriorating medical care, as many people expect, more Americans might be tempted to head across the border to Mexico for relief from minor or chronic illnesses. So Thursday’s announcement that the Mexican government plans to clamp down on non-prescription antibiotic sales […]

Polls will tell whether voters accept reform

Freedom New Mexico Liberty died a little on Sunday. The government gained a little more control over our most personal decisions, about our health, about our very lives, on the promise that some taxpayers will subsidize health insurance — which every American will be required to buy, an unprecedented mandate — for other Americans. What […]

Bingaman: House sends health bill to Obama

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said New Mexico has a lot to gain from the historic bill the House of Representatives approved today, clearing the way for President Obama’s signature. The measure, which Bingaman helped to write, was adopted by the Senate three months ago.

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Bingaman talks health bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about historic health insurance reform legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman032210m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the historic health insurance reform […]

Bingaman talks health insurance reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about health insurance reform legislation being debated in Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

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Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Odds of passing health care bill getting slimmer

Freedom New Mexico There is a certain surreal air to the discussion surrounding a new White House health care reform proposal and the upcoming “summit” on health care between President Obama and congressional Republicans scheduled Thursday. Proponents of government-oriented health insurance reform confidently predict that if the president can simply expose the Republicans as obstructionists […]

Heart health important for women

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Heart disease. Many people think of it as a man’s disease, but women can get it too. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States — making heart health an important issue for women […]

Alliance only way reform will succeed

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has invited congressional Republicans to participate in a bipartisan televised summit on health care. It’s about a year late. Will such a meeting reflect a realistic understanding of what has turned so many of the American people against the different versions of health insurance reform that have passed the […]

Current TRICARE contracts extended

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Six million military health care beneficiaries learned last July that their TRICARE support contractor would be changing on April 1, 2010, because those companies that run TRICARE’s North and South Regions had lost in competing for the next generation of contracts. But what a difference six months makes. Government auditors […]

Dental health tips offered

By Capt (Dr.) Mike Hoge: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Cannon Dental Clinic would like to help you to ensure excellent oral health for your children. Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease? According to the National Institute of […]